FEATURE FILM, 110 MINS
"ELETRIFYING... DZI CROQUETTES IS BOTH A TRIBUTE AND A TERRIFIC ENTERTAINMENT"
(LOS ANGELES TIMES)
"DZI CROQUETTES IS ILLUMINATING, FUNNY AND DEEPLY MOVING... A MUST SEE FILM!"
"A SUREFIRE WINNER"
DZI CROQUETTES has received more than twenty five international awards. Featuring passionate interview segments with Liza Minnelli, the documentary is the most awarded in Brazilian history. Dzi Croquettes, a Brazilian groundbreaking theater group, inspired the youth to resist the 1968 military censorship’s ban on freedom of speech during Brazil’s violent dictatorship. Combining American Lennie Dale’s innovative dance with political satire and the birth of Brazilian Bossa Nova music, Dzi Croquettes took Brazil and Europe by storm with their unique talent, hypnotic sensuality, humor, and explosive performances. Godmothered and enthusiastically supported by Liza Minnelli, the group created hype amongst celebrities with front-row fans including Catherine Deneuve, Omar Sharif, Mick Jagger, Josephine Baker, Maurice Béjart, Andy Warhol, Marisa Berenson among many others. The documentary was recently banned in China while in Brazil the current President Dilma Rousseff awarded , inspired by the documentary, the Dzi Croquettes group as recipient of “The Cultural Order of Merit Award”. Variety’s review covering the commercial run in Rio de Janeiro, commented: “the power of a non-confrontational celebration of individual freedom.” “…they toyed with visual concepts of sexual…” “Minnelli provides an animated appreciation of the troupe's style, and marvelous footage of the act in top form can't help but put smiles on auds' faces.”